WADCO ,^£g£&£^$ NEWS $OMEOYW& Volume 3 Plainville, Mass., Apr. 13, 1922 Number IB Whiting & Davis Go. Ba« dketballers :.' These boys made a K^> Vl j""^^ record to be proud • «■* jfc ««■ ;> of and merit ail the support we can give them. ^■jBB* ^^H ^V) * w^ka! * 1 Top Row "ft # 1 .;;.-■ (Left to right) *% ^ V 1 1 MeClougbau, L. G. J kl Stewart, C. Ray Fulton, R. F. mp *V Manchester, Mgr. Front Row ^ ^ <K,' S» ** , *T <>J ■| > H Taylor, R. G. Roy Fulton, L. F. "*!*»* Cook. Utility ™. S HERE THEY ARE Thursday, March 31st, finished the season for our basketball team, and it has been a successful season, for, besides finishing considerably ahead financially speaking, we have ac- quired a reputation on the road of be- ing one of the fastest and cleanest amateur teams in New England. Whenever we played out of town, we never failed to draw applause from the crowd present. Clean sportsmanship has helped us in this respect. Roy Fulton holding the ball, is captain and he has played a hard, (•(insistently good game, never flashy, but a powerful unit in our great pas- sing game. On bis left is "Tom Tay- lor", who plays a mean game at guard. In a recent game Tommy had a professional to guard and he did such a complete job that he drew applause from the hostile crowd. On his right is George Cooke, who has played center, forward and back, and played all to perfection. Ho is certainly a "comer", and from pres- ent indications will make one of our best men next year. Con't on page ^ Col. 3 BEGINNING ANEW March 31 marked the close of our fiscal year. It was an interesting, a successful and, perhaps, a momen- tous year in our business history. Im- portant, because it marked our alli- ance with the power of national ad- vertising. For the first time the Whit- ing & Davis name has been spread broadcast before mill ions and the re- sult of the efforts of our skilled and conscientious workers impressed on the public consciousness. But notable as the old year may have been, after all, it is the "old year." It has gone. We are vitally concerned, therefore, not with the past, but with the present. We are beginning anew. What have we planned for the new year? Considerable. Enough to keep tilings moving at a faster pace than ever before. For one thing, we have doubled our appropriation for national adver- tising. We will put twice the amount of publicity "pep" behind our pro- duct than we had in the year just passed. Many millions of men and women will be invited in an inter Cont'd on rage 2 Col 1 Bag Topics April Vacation Princess Mary — Popular Hand Work — Necessary Employees Admire Creation By II a iul y B. Rowan Inventory oyer and everyone connected with it glad it is done. Some say a good thing it comes but onee a year, and yet, how utial it is to the employer, like the mariner taking the Sun to get his Latitude and Longitude. And come to think of it, haven't we something in the In- ventory line to take of "Ourselves"? The present is a good time, so why not strengthen up our weakm- and hew to the line of best endeavor. * * # "Princess Mary", one of the latest creations, surely is work- ing up popularity among the "Fair Sex," judging by tin 1 influx of or- ders on this particular st}de of mesh Bag. The "Lascelles" (Lass Sells) a "Long Life and a Happy One" is our Toast. Many have attempted tin 1 pronunciation of the name "Princess Mary" took for her own. We give it above in brackets. * * # How many who come to own a mesh bag do you suppose real- ize the great amount of "band work" that enters into the produc- tion of all the fancy bags we make? So much so that the part played by machine amounts to but one-tenth of the labor necessarily done by band. No doubt the purchaser naturally wonders how they are made, the mesh so fine and the work so skilfully done. * * • Many of the girls in the faetorv are enthusiastic over the bags ("•"•ited this year. Such dainty re- sults produced with the little flower- TURH <>\ i i: WADCO NEWS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Wadco News Published Semi-Month] v by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co. Plaiuville, Mass. Kkitor . H. B. Kowan dissociate Editors Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory Phoebe Havey Sol'd Mesh Dept. Rita Ahrains Unsol'd Mesh Dept. Dick Barton Mesh Dept. Ted Peterson Stamp De|>t. Erwin Sylvia Tool Dept. Frank Brown Bench Dept . COMMERCIAL PRESS- PRINTERS BAG TOPICS Continued like daisy insertions in combination fringe effects that they make for • ■ Spontaneous Approval ' \ But "Oh!" "What a lot of work in them" they cry. Yes, and that is one reason why they are so appreciated when sold over the counter. All of its like nice things don't we? BEGINNING ANEW Cont'd from Paget Col. 2 cstinfr and persuasive way to buy Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags. The name "Whiting & Davis" will be so firmly associated in the public con- sciousness with mesh bags that to think of them will be to think Whit- ing & Davis. Advertising: is really insurance — business insurance. National adver tising builds up public recognition of a product which neither fire, fam- ine, nor frenzied finance can with- hold. It insures demand, produc- tion, employment, profits. So much for getting business dur Uig the coming year. We shall do our best to deserve all the success which comes to us by keeping our product and our meth- ods constantly up to the Whiting & Davis standard — and raising that standard wherever possible. It is possible then, for all of us to look forward 10 the fiscal year just began with confidence and enthusi- asm — to welcome the chance to wipe the old slate clean and begin mute. THE WADCO AD-MAN NOTE: Look for the Ad-Man's talk in the next issue of the Wadco News. lb- will have something interesting to tell you. .Matrimony means ;i man settling up-to a woman settling down. The business man who is trying to make himself believe that, with the coming of spring, conditions are go- ing to automatically right them- selves, and, without the need of work or worry on his part, buyer's strikes. price deflations, tight money markets and sundry other of our present economic ills will pass away, is will- fully evading the issue. So stated one of Winnipeg's best known financial men upon his return from an extended tour of the four Western provinces during which he covered more than one hundred of the larger towns and cities. "Everywhere I went I heard only the one question. It was, 'What are the banks going to do.' And yet surely it is a time when every busi- ness man must examine both himself and his organization closely and care- fully with the object of finding out exactly how he stood and whether he was on the right track." There is at the present time a mighty serious epidemic of "Let George do it" sweeping this country, and many business men have the dis- ease in a more or less virulent form. They want to know what the manu- facturers are going to do, what the banks are going to do, what the farm- ers are going to do. It has got so that the popular indoor and outdoor sport of today is "passing the buck," and yet we are wondering what is the matter with business. Let's All Get Busy We are all waiting for the other fellow to start something, and feel deeply offended when he signals for us to make the first move, and our comments upon his lack of manners make the time pass along so quickly that by the time we finish talking it is too late to really start what we were intending to do. The world has crown so used to play that it cannot settle down to work. The bpss is talking and think- ing golf. In a few weeks he will be playing golf, and his employes pat- tern themselves upon him. The sten- ographer spends the best part of her working day planning what she will wear to the next dance. The office boy is wondering how many grand- mothers he will be able to safely bury during the baseball season. It is the aftermath of the boss taking up golf, undc r the excuse that he is " keeping himself fit." What he really m^ans is that he is keeping himself fit to play more golf. 'There's nothing wrong with busi- ness that I can see," said this gentle- man, "but there is a whole lot wrong witli business men. Too many peo- ple are drawing their pay and their breath, and that is about all they do draw — they are trying to look pros- perous even if they don't feel pros- perous. They are wondering why the banks and the manufactur don'i get busy and do something, while at the same time bankers are beginning to think that it is time the business men did something." More Work Less Golf The automobile and golf club are to a large extent responsible for pres- ent conditions, for men have forgot- ten how to work steadily and consis- tently. They have forgotten how to plan and fight, and are finding it hard to relearn their former lessons. It is well to remember that success comes in cans and failure in can 'ts. There is only one letter between the two, but it makes all the difference in the world as far as results are con- cerned, and it is results that count today. HERE THEY ARE! Cont'd from page 1 Col. 1 "Charlie" McCloughan, extreme left in the back row, plays the other guard and is of the fly-paper variety. He sticks to his men and very rarely allows the opposition to get away and score. "Prox" or "Red" Stewart, pivot man of the team, stands next to him. It is a sure thing that before long he will be playing professional basket- ball. His work is little short of re- markable, his speed unbounded, and his eye perfection. He is a most val- uable asset inasmuch as he never loses his temper and always plays a hard clean game. Last, and by no means least, stands Ray or "Shay" Fulton, the best all- round athlete to represent our fac- tory. He has been the leading point- getter for the outfit and his floor- work has done much towards the suc- cess of the season. The one and only thing lacking here is a picture of Skinner, our chauffeur, who took us on all our trips. lie is always willing to do a favor, and we feel that we owe him "beaucoup" thanks. By Gene Manchester, Mgr. It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer, but when he is gone his way then he boasteth. Many a man thinks he can re*d a woman like a book till he tries to shut her up. WADCO NEWS COLORS THAT MAKE YOU WORK FACTS AND FICIKES A LITTLE WISDOM Yellowy ">"1 Blues Have a Stimulat- ing Effect Color schemes for factory-workers, with a view to increased production, are among the bright ideas of modern decoration specialists. In one case, at least, the idea has been adopted with the best results. 'We were asked to decorate a fac- tory so that it would produce better workers," explained a member of a firm of expert house decorators. 'The walls were done in daffodil yellow; the corners and the capitals of the pillars being picked out with deep blue. The stimulating atmos- phere created by that scheme was remarkable." Do the colors and designs of our wall coverings really make their "victims" sad, mad, or sublimely happy? Several decorative artists think they may, especially as regards emotional, highly sensitive natures. Thus, the psycho-craze has pene- trated not only the wall-paper and colored wall industry, but also has crept into furnishing and furniture. Red Walls Irritate To dignity, beauty, and comfort in house decorating modernists have added the mental and moral assets of complete schemes. For instance, soft, gentle yellows must be the background of a room in which sufferers from neurasthenia are to find calm. It would be unwise for a wife to enter into a contentious domestic dis- cussion within red walls. Larre patches of red in the home are ad- mitted to be an irritant. SQUARE BY LAW 'Why are handkerchiefs always square?" asks Curious (Mortlake). Handkerchiefs were of any shape that fancy dictated until Marie Antoinette chanced to remark to Louis XYI that it would be more convenient if only the square form? were used. On January 2nd. 1785 the King of France issued an edict decreeing that "the length of hand- kerchiefs shall equal their width throughout the kingdom." All of the girls wish to express their sincere sympathy to Martha and Nellie Pierce in their recent bereave- ment. American Mills require orders to enable them to maintain production and give steady employment. Fewer orders mean fewer jobs. No orders mean no jobs. Every order for goods which can be made in American Mills, but which is given to foreign mills reduces the chances for steady employment to American wage earners. The figures given below are of vi- tal interest to members of industrial organizations in this country. Twenty Dollars In Gold Will Pay For: 37 hrs. Labor in the United Stat' . 50 " " " Great Britian. 95 " " " Japan. 117 " " " France. 201 " " " Germany. Tariff laws which encourage im- portation discourage American In- dustry. American Woolen Booster. A woman may be shocked if yon make love to her but she's disap- pointed if you don't. ARMENIAN CEMENT The celebrated "Armenian" cem- ent, so called, formerly used by Tur- kish and Oriental Jewelers generally, for setting precious stones, "facing diamonds" rubies, etc., is made as follows : Mastic gum, 10 parts Isinglass (fish glue), 20 " Cum ammoniac, 5 " Alcohol absolute. 60 " Achohol 50 per cent., 35 " Water, 100 " Dissolve the mastic in the absolute alcohol; dissolve by the aid of gentle heat, on the water bath, the ismsfl»»ss in the water, and add 10 parts of the dilute alcohol. Now dissolve the am- moniacum in the residue of th P di- lute alcohol. Add the first solution to the second, mix thoroughly by agitation and then add the solution of gum ammoniac and stir well in. Finally put on the water bath and keeping at a moderate heat, evapo- rate the whole down to 175 parts. Byron Gardner is back at his d-sk airain after a month's vacation snent visiting Cuba. Panama, Costa Rica and Jamaica in company with Fred Cook. It's to-days thrift that brings tomor- rows 's annuity. Watch your love; marry nol below yourself, nor above. Money is like fire — a good servant but a bad master. Better a blush on the face than a stain on your character. So many things seem impossible — un- til they are attempted. If you are always straightforward you will always go straight for- ward. The best example of cause and effect is that a careful spender makes a good save)'. 'Tis better to be glad that you are as you are than to be glad you are nor as others are. How do you visualize your job? The story of the three stone cutters leaves nothing of wisdom t<> be said. They were working on a stone. A stranger asked the first what he was doing. "I'm working for '$7.50 a day," he replied. "And you"" the stranger asked the second. "I'm cut- ting this stone," growled the laborer. When the question was put to the thWl stone-cutter, he answered, "I'm building a cathedral." The opportunities in 1922 will be for those who substitute thrift for extravagance, industry for indiff< r- ence, efficiency for inefficiency, honesty for dishonesty; and service for selfishness. Roger W. Babson. SOMETIMES It is the chilly morning hour and sleeping holds me in its power. I snooz sublimely, sweetly on until the time to rise is gone. The loud alarm attempts its best to rouse me fully from my rest. I wake a minute as it rings and hate it for the noise it brin Then like a chump I fail to rise and dust the cobwebs from inv eve*, But rather turn and dream again, forgetting quite my morning train. Thus sleep upsets niv good ititent and knocks into niv day a dent. I vow from slackness to refrain — yet never can I catch that train ' A man that hath friends must show himself friendly. Buy the truth and sell it not. Al- so wisdom and instruction. Through wisdom is a house bui'd- ed. CAUGHT IN THE MESH REPAIR DEPARTMENT NOTES Why does Ralph S. go to Attleboro on Monday nights? Monday night isn't "Date Night". Ralph : Two new additions to our Depart- ment : Eddie Heintz with a Willys- Knight Touring and Frank Martin with an Overland Sedan. Dot C. and Ina S. fiiwered up to Wrentham last Friday night to a Danee. Dot says. ' ' It \s a small burg, but Oh ! what a time"' ! ! Watch out. Rita, or Sophia will nab that attendant at the Rink. You "re not the only one, Louise, who got a card from Walter'. Ford Repair Man, specializing in rear ends — Apply to Bill Jacobs, Coloring Room. THE UNSOLDERED DEPART- MENT The unsoldered department Are a very fine set Their work is so perfect They're worth 100 percent. Blanche Laplante unties the orders And gives them to May Who in turn, tells the cutters, To rush all the day. The Joiners come up And ask for a bag Then hurry to join it For Tibby to tag. Little Annie then takes them, But she never bothers, If they're not alike, She fills out her orders Then Rita inspects them From beginning to end, Then calls to Leon, They are ready to send. Mabel Casey. The Flivvers are coming out of their coops now that winter is over. A couple of Henry's came together with a crash recently in front of the shop. Result : one hub-cap gone. An innovation that appeals to many is the sending over of sand- wiches from the Restaurant for those who desire them in the morning re- £9 period. >> * > Margaret Claney — "Yes, That's So. Kate Roberts— "I almost died." Mrs. Mitch ess— "Not particularly. Anna Ida Labrie — "You bet you. Josephine Plant — "No matter ha ha hard I try." Anna Laplante — "Honest." Beatrice Aver— "How 're yee fitting along?" A picture of one of our good look- ing "Cutters," Miss Anna Greeve. She ■"cuts" quite a graceful figure on the danee floor as well as on a piece of soldered mesh. Her charming per- sonality and quiet, winsome way seems to enchant all those about her. She has been employed here since 1919, coming from R. Blackington & Co. She has worked in various de- partments in the factory prior to cut- ting bench. QUEER FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY The heart beats on an average seventy times a minute, or 36,792 000 times in the course of a year, so that the heart of a man of eighty years of age has beaten 3,000,000*000,000 times. The heart beats ten strokes a min- ute less when one is lying down than when one is in an upright position. IT COULDN'T BE DONE— BUT HE DID IT Somebody said that it couldn't be done ; But he with a chuckle replied, That "maybe it couldn't." but he wouldn't be one To say so until he had tried. So he buckled righr in with a trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done — and he did it. Somebody scoffed: "Oh. you'll never do that, At least no one ever has done it," But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing he knew, he'd be- gun it ! With a lift of his chin, and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quit it, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done — and he did it. There were thousands to tell him it couldn't be one, There were thousands to prophesy failure, There were thousands to point out to him one by one The dangers that patiently waited; And he took off his coat and went to it. And he started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn 't be done — and he did it. How the sad sea waves danced with glee when Dick Berkley went down to New York, is thrillingly told by the other occupant of Cabin No. 85. •BERKELEY* BLOW OUT PATCH. &W-D INDUSTRIAL MESH.? SYLV/A Walter Rankin took ^n examina- tion to determine his* competency in driving a "watch-a may cad it". We think he borrowed it. Oh shapes of victoria ! The bovs in the Office wish for a roll like Marion Bialas. Harvey Lanphier has had the mis- fortune to lose a favorite umbrella. Do vou know where it is jrirls? M. Wolfe Benker of the Coloring room who has a milk route, had an ao- p^prit one day this winterwhen his sleigh tipped over in the deep snow resulting in thirteen bottles of milk being broken. He happened to save the fourteenth bottle. He was much preturbed on reaching the shop and reporting his loss. It sure was hard luck to get up on a mornine when the thermometer stood 10 below zero to milk the cows and then lose the milk.